Taking advantage of the dual G5


    Apr 29 2006 | 2:19 am
    So is the only way to run two simultaneous versions of max (to take full advantage of all the processing power of the dual G5) to create two stand alone applications? Is there anyway to run two full versions of max simultaneously? Is it possible to communicate between stand alones or two simultaneous full versions of max using the send and receive objects?
    Thanks,
    CAsey

    • Apr 29 2006 | 5:12 pm
      All you need to do is make a duplicate of the Max application. Then you can communicate between the two instances using one of the network objects like maxhole.
      I do this to keep two instances of a large jitter patch running smoothly and independently. Works fantastically well on a dual G5.
      Only caveat is that a couple things don't work right. e.g., if you modify a subpatch in one instance, the other instance won't find out about it until you close and reopen the main patch.
      - Paul
    • Apr 29 2006 | 5:22 pm
      Casey,
      > So is the only way to run two simultaneous versions of max (to take > full advantage of all the processing power of the dual G5) to > create two stand alone applications? Is there anyway to run two > full versions of max simultaneously?
      Yes, just duplicate Max and put it in the App folder. Ditto for standalones built with Max. I only tested 4 instances of a standalone on a Quad and they worked fine. (In fact, you can duplicate any application to be run simultaneously.) Try by yourself ;-)
      > Is it possible to communicate between stand alones or two > simultaneous full versions of max using the send and receive objects?
      No, you have to use standard protocols.
      HTH, Phi
    • Apr 29 2006 | 8:39 pm
      On 4/28/06 10:19 PM, "casey Farina" wrote:
      > > So is the only way to run two simultaneous versions of max (to take full > advantage of all the processing power of the dual G5) to create two stand > alone applications? Is there anyway to run two full versions of max > simultaneously? Is it possible to communicate between stand alones or two > simultaneous full versions of max using the send and receive objects? > > Thanks, > > CAsey > Sorry, I didn't see this thread before I posted my question. Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson